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lot # 2 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive

Price: HK$ 150,000.00
Saturday Jul 02, 2022 10:15 to Sunday Jul 03, 2022 18:15 Asia/Hong_Kong
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Incoming. 1875 (18 May) Armagh to Peking. Cover 'per French packet' bearing GB 3d and 1/- tied by the despatch duplex cancellation, with oval 'PD' in red. A fine strike of the very rare "HONG KONG TO SHANGHAI" marine sorter type 6 dated 1875 (29/5 July) on reverse. Most mail sorted at sea from the United Kingdom received the Singapore to Hong Kong marine soter. This cover, conveyed by French Mail, was not sorted until it reached Hong Kong. Webb recorded 5 or less such sorter although more exist. "CUSTOMS HOUSE * SHANGHAI * PAID" oval arrival datestamp (5 July) in red - only 17 recorded.  Part of flap torn away, nevertheless a very desirable cover. 

英國寄上海轉北京, 經法國郵船, 蓋罕見的“香港至上海海上分揀”日戳;英文上海関已付橢圓日戳到達, 海關内部轉北京。

Michel